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Mornington Peninsula Shire

SEIFA - disadvantage by small area

In 2011, Mount Eliza had the lowest level of disadvantage in Mornington Peninsula Shire, with a SEIFA index score of 1,105.9.

Mornington Peninsula Shire SEIFA Index of Disadvantage measures the relative level of socio-economic disadvantage based on a range of Census characteristics. It is a good place to start to get a general view of the relative level of disadvantage in one area compared to others and is used to advocate for an area based on its level of disadvantage.

The index is derived from attributes that reflect disadvantage such as low income, low educational attainment, high unemployment, and jobs in relatively unskilled occupations.  When targeting services to disadvantaged communities, it is important to also look at these underlying characteristics as they can differ markedly between areas with similar SEIFA scores and shed light on the type of disadvantage being experienced.

A higher score on the index means a lower level of disadvantage. A lower score on the index means a higher level of disadvantage.

The percentile column indicates the approximate position of this small area in a ranked list of Australia’s suburbs and localities. It’s meant to give an indication of where the area sits within the whole nation. A higher number indicates a higher socio-economic status. For instance, a percentile of 72 indicates that approximately 72% of Australia’s suburbs have a SEIFA index lower than this area (more disadvantaged), while 28% are higher.

Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage
Mornington Peninsula Shire's small areas and benchmark areas
Area2011 indexPercentile
Mount Eliza1,105.997
Beleura Hill1,093.193
Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat1,088.792
Mount Martha1,083.190
Flinders - Shoreham - Point Leo1,082.189
Moorooduc - Tuerong1,082.089
Green Wedge1,070.084
Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers1,069.884
Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie1,050.174
Mornington Peninsula Shire1,022.558
Greater Melbourne1,020.357
Bittern - Crib Point1,016.555
Interface Councils1,008.350
Dromana - Safety Beach999.846
Tyabb Structure Plan997.244
Baxter - Pearcedale991.641
Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach990.941
Rosebud - Capel Sound - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck948.324
Capel Sound898.912
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011. Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.